A couple of weeks ago, MLB.com ran separate pieces discussing who each team’s “Cult Hero” was. MLB.com’s Phillies writer Todd Zolecki put forth Chris Coste as the team’s all-time cult hero. Zolecki’s choice is completely warranted. It’s not every day that you see a 33-year-old rookie catcher in baseball. Coste would go on to hit […]Read more "Phillies’ ‘Bamboo’ Brad Miller deserves cult hero status"
In the 2017 offseason, the Phillies decided they need to make a big splash as they were coming out of a rebuild. That divebomb into the pool was signing Jake Arrieta for $75 million over 3 years. Yeeeeaaaaahhhhhh… It hasn’t worked out. What. So. Ever. In fact, the $20 million that Arrieta will make in […]Read more "Could Jake Arrieta’s contract go down as the Phillies’ worst ever?"
Aaron Nola remains as the Phillies lone All-Star representative, but now the Philly Phaithful have something else to look forward to. Last night the 8 players were announced with their seeding for the T Mobile Home Run Deby. Jesús Aguilar, Bryce Harper, Max Muncy, Alex Bregman, Kyle Schwarber, Javier Baez, Freddie Freeman, and of course Rhys Hoskins, […]Read more "Rhys Hoskins is in the Home Run Derby, but why doesn’t it feel more special?"
He needs more at bats in the minor leagues they said. His time hasn’t come they said. He creates a logjam in the outfield. I said that last one, actually. There is no metaphorical “they” in that last comment. Just me, discussing the difficulties that may await the Phillies’ front office in the coming years […]Read more "Rhys Hoskins has been out of this world for the Phillies"
The unofficial first half of the season has come to an end, and the American League has claimed supremacy over the National League for the 17th time in 21 games (comparable to just three National League wins and a tie in 2002). With the end of All Star Week, we can now move past the […]Read more "Four things to look forward to in the second half of Phillies season"
The Black History Spotlight series highlights the impact of some of the most successful black athletes to suit up for a Philadelphia sports team. The second installment of Black History Spotlight shines on The Big Piece, Ryan Howard. Howard is a mountain of a man at 6’4, 240 lbs, and used his size efficiently throughout […]Read more "Black History Month Spotlight: Ryan Howard’s Phillies fairytale"
Today marked a monumental win for the Phillies. But not just because they swept the San Diego Padres and not just because it marked their 16th win in 21 games..but it saw the Phils move up a vital position in a certain statistic. The Phillies no longer have the worst record in the MLB. Jerome […]Read more "Phillies sweep Padres in 5-3 win"
The Phillies played their first in a nine game away series last night in an enduring yet successful fashion. Taking the San Diego Padres to 12 innings before claiming the win on Friday. The win sees the team move up to a 43-67 record and fourth in their division whilst it becomes their 14th in 19 following the […]Read more "Phillies defeat Padres in 12 inning showdown"
Ben Revere turned his season around when came off the bench and made three base running plays to score the go-ahead run as the Phillies snapped a six game losing streak against the Nats, earning them their first road win of the season. Revere entered the game with one aim in mind as a pinch-runner […]Read more "The streak is over! Phillies 5-3 Nats"
Old demons continue to plague Cole Hamels, as a pair of solo shots spelled defeat for the Phillies ace’ in their most recent loss to the Nationals. To set the standard, Hamels gave up a leadoff homer to Yunel Escobar in the first inning and a leadoff to Michael Taylor in the fifth. The poor pitching cost the Phillies […]Read more "Howard declines further as Phillies fall to Nats"